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targeted in an fbi sting operation that led to the conviction of six congressmen and one u.s. senator. but when pressler was offered bribes by the undercover agents, he turned down money. here is the ad he ran during last night's academy awards. >> "american hustle" shows the fbi making real-life bribes to washington politicians. i know because as your u.s. senator, i turned them down. >> $50,000 is no problem. >> in any event, it would not be proper for me to promise to do anything in return for a campaign contributions. >> this is the type of honest leadership i will bring to washington, d.c. >> wow. while many say pressler is unlikely to win, it's certainly a smart way to capitalize on the oscar buzz. and we'll have a look at the inspiration behind "american hustle." >>> white men have deserted the party and voted republican. now democrats are trying to reverse that trend and bring back the white male. you're watching "hardball," the place for politics. [ male announcer ] how can power consumption in china, impact wool exports from new zealand, textile production in spain, and the
testimony alleging the fbi had an informant inside the highest levels of al qaeda. before 9/11. this is "special report." >>> good evening. i'm bret baier. we have new information tonight on just how far ahead of the september 11th, 2001, terror attacks the u.s. government had any idea of how dangerous osama bin laden could be. chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge is here with fascinating details. >> thank you, bret. according to court documents the fbi source was in direct contact with osama bin laden eight years before the 9/11 attacks. it was clear even then that the al qaeda leader wanted to finance plots inside the u.s., and it appears none of this information was shared with the 9/11 commission, nor the relevant congressional committees. the human intelligence asset was run by this fbi agent. the connection to bin laden only came to light after he filed a discrimination suit against the bowero and his supervisor testified about the quality of his work and the assets he was running, quote, it was the only source i know in the bureau where we had a source
of this actually happened. it is loosely based on a real american hustle. it's an fbi sting called abscam. >> you got any other questions? >> i think the name of the operation is offensive. what, abscam, arab scam, it's racist. >> what do you care, you're mexican. >> the operation got under way in 1978 and it sent shock waves across capitol hill when it finally went public two years later. >> a cover for the biggest political scandal to hit washington since watergate. grand juries in four cities soon will begin hearing evidence in a bribery scandal that involves eight members of congress and at least 20 other public officials. >> it was the first made-for-tv scandal, politicians caught on surveillance tapes, taking thousands of dollars in bribes from phony arab sheiks. at the heart of it is the man depicted by christian bale. >> like the veet congress man, right, i'm in and out, i was there the whole time. you don't know it. to become somebody who can pin their beliefs and their dreams on. >> bale, of course, played the character irving rosenfeld. it's loosely based on the actual mastermind of ab
details regarding an fbi informant who was planted within al qaeda. according to numerous sources, the fbi had a mole inside al qaeda who actually met osama bin laden eight years before the september 11th attack. this mole knew bin laden planned to finance terror plots. the informant acted as a driver and confidante for the man who planned the 1993 terror attack on the world trade center. bin laden, though, apparently told the mole about a planned attack on a masonic lodge in los angeles. that information which helped the fbi prevent it from ever happening. >>> all right. so drought stricken california is finally getting a double blast of rain. but it comes with the possible flooding. heavy showers in the san francisco bay area knocked down trees and caused power outages in some areas. and wind gusts up to 45 miles per hour forced the cancellation of some airline flights. now following wednesday's rain a potentially stronger storm is on the way which could cause some severe flash flooding. but they need the rain since 2013 was california's driest year on record. residents are being warned
homemade bombs before fbi investigators took mere hours to link tamerlan to the triple homicide. the day after tamerlan was killed in a shootout with watertown police, plain clothes police obtained his friend at gun point and the case becomes more disturbing when you look at what happened to ibrahim. >> yes, his friend, shot to death in his apartment during an interview by a boston fbi agent, two massachusetts state troopers there, and it's been nine months and we still don't have an official report about what happened in that apartment by the fbi. >> at the time, again, this is a complex situation and i think people should certainly go on and read your article, but at the time, ibrahim was allegedly writing out a confession saying he and tamerlan tsarnaev had a role in this triple murder, when he was killed by fbi investigators. >> just at the moment when we finally are thinking we can get some answers in this case and that is enough -- the fbi's contention in that instance is made official, it comes up in court documents related to dzhokhar tsarnaev and we're going to be airing a one-h
. but she found herself targeted by multiple federal agencies, including the i.r.s., the f.b.i., the bureau of alcohol, tobacco, and firearms, osha, none of which had ever contacted her family's businesses before, her involvement in grass-roots activism. as ms. engelbrecht recently told a house committee, "we have never been audited, we had never been investigated but all that change the pofn submitting applications for the nonprofit status for true the vote and king street patriots. since that filing, my private businesses, my nonprofit organizations and my family have been subjected to more than 15 instances of audit or inquiry by federal agencies." make no mistake, the proposed i.r.s. rule would make it even harder for people like ms. engelbrech to participate in the political process, something that is her still right. and it strongly discourage other similarly interested and concerned citizens from exercising their rights. in other words, it would strike at the very heart of self-government and at the very heart of the american democracy. the i.r.s. was met to be a tax collection agenc
't enough. i'm wolf blitzer. you near "the situation room." >>> the fbi had a source inside al qaeda with direct access to osama bin laden eight years before the 9/11 attacks. the "washington times" reports the source learned what bin laden was looking to finance attacks inside the united states and that the information helped foil a plot against a target in los angeles. let's bring in our national security analyst, the al qaeda expert, peter bergen, who actually met with bin laden back in 1997. pretty explosive indications here. the fbi was sitting on a source close to bin laden but apparently never shared that information with all the committees investigating what happened. >> yeah. it's extraordinary, wolf. think about literally hundreds of thousands of man and woman hours that went into the 9/11 investigation. this seems like an important thing the commission should have known. the u.s. government was aware that bin laden was a problem in '93. we know that already. the state department issued a report about him. but this kind of -- you know, the idea that they can cite a source i
fbi documents suggesting it may have been rigged. >>> your "new day" starts right now. >>> good morning. welcome to "new day." it's wednesday, february 26th, 6:00 in the east. the ball my weekend, just a big tease. the eastern two-thirds of the country now in the grips of a dangerous arctic blast. for good measure, there's snow in the forecast all the way to new england. indra petersons, our meteorologist whether tell us -- will tell us what's happening, where, and why. let's begin with ted row lands in frigid chicago. how you holding up? >> reporter: frigid is an understatement, chris. good morning. it's about 15 degrees below zero right now in chicago. much worse in other areas of the midwest. it is just getting to be too much to bear. the latest arctic blast is a harsh reminder that the winter that just won't quit isn't over. >> too long, too cold. >> reporter: cities across the country nearing record levels for snow and low temperatures. minnesota is an track to break its record of 52 days below zero. chicago has been below zero for 23 days this winter and the fifth highest
, it's not working today. >> maybe that's just me. >> coming up on "new day," new fbi information on a mole who had access to osama bin la din eight years before the attacks. we'll give you the latest. >>> also ahead, she sure sounds like she's running. hillary clinton delivering a big speech in florida. did we just witness a preview of 2016? female announcer ] we eased your back pain, you turned up the fun. tylenol® provides strong pain relief while being gentle on your stomach. but for everything we do, we know you do so much more. tylenol®. you're an emailing, texting, master of the digital universe. but do you protect yourself? ♪ apparently not. when you access everything, you give everyone access to everything about you. but that's ok. while you do your thing... [ alert rings ] we'll be here at lifelock, doing our thing. watching out for things your credit card alone can't. [ alert rings ] and relentlessly protecting your identity. get lifelock protection and live life free. [ alert rings ] what is this place? where are we? this is where we bring together the fastest inte
on a real american hustle, an fbi sting called abscam that engulfed congress in 1980. >> the biggest political scandal to hit washington since watergate. >> reporter: and it was the first made-for-tv scandal resulting in convictions of seven members of congress, including a senator and other politicians, all caught on state-of-the-art surveillance taking thousands of dollars in bribes from phony arab sheikhs. one congressman actually stuffing cash in his suit with investigators claiming later he was hiding it from the mob. and like christian bale's irving rosenfeld, abscan's mastermind was also a con man. melvin weinberg, a flashy, bronx-born swindler turned paid fbi informant. we caught up with weinberg, now retired in florida. how'd you become a confidence man? >> oh, it was easy. you want to make a buck? i seen what was going on back in them days, and everybody was charging people points to get a construction loan or a mortgage. >> reporter: first targeting white-collar crime, weinberg and the fbi set up abdul enterprises, representing two mystical arab sheikhs eager to invest mon
in terms of history, and in the 48 years that j. edgar hoover ran the fbi, even hoover's secret files did not quite reach 33,000 pages. >> reporter: late today with scrutiny on the secret files mounting, the national archives announced it would begin uploading all 33,000 pages of the withheld documents to the national archives website starting at noon central time on friday, a process that will take about two weeks to complete. even clinton allies agree the drip, drip, drip disclosure of '90s era documents could prove problematic as mrs. clinton mulls over another bid to hold the job her husband once had. >> while it was a successful one, i don't think at this point bill or hillary wants to relitigate issues from the past. i think they would like to look to the future. >> reporter: by way of context, the eisenhower library in abilene, kansas houses 20 million records of which 350,000 still considered to contain sensitive national security data remain classified. bret? >> james, thank you. what do you think? do you think the clinton files will produce much? do you think those documents cou
th, an fbi special agent called stepien's cell. shortly later, two assistant u.s. attorneys called stepien's lawyer. then in mid-february, an fbi agent along with the department of justice investigator paid a visit to stepien's home. we're also learning the u.s. attorney's office tried to contact former deputy chief of staff bridget kelly and her parents. both stepien and kelly were very close to christie, and they are the only two to publicly say they will not turn over any documents. so where is this investigation going next? joining me now, former u.s. attorney kendall coffey. kendall, thanks for your time tonight. >> hey, thanks for inviting me, reverend. >> a criminal investigation, what does that tell you, kendall? >> well, it tells you that they decided that there are indeed potential federal crimes here. they've got three highly qualified and experienced federal prosecutors assigned with probably lots of federal agents. so this is very, very serious business. and it's a fascinating development, the way they seem to be putting a maximum of pressure early on, on two of the ke
in terms of history in the 48 years j. edgar hoover ran the fbi even hoover's files did not reach 33,000 pages. >>> with scrutiny on the files mounting the national archives announced it would begin up loading the pages to the national archive's web site starting at noon central time today. a process that will take two weeks to complete. it could prove problematic as clinton bids for the job her husband once held. >>> listen to what bill de blaj yo is doing. >> he is bringing the hammer town on three charter schools. escobaring them from using space inside traditional public school buildings. this is sri versing a decision. he will fund universal pre-k in the city starting the next school year. a lot of people upset about that. >>> one couple's luck yie fiy f could be a jackpot for the u.s. is. they will owe 47 percent of the coin's value in taxes whether or not they sell the coins or not. it falls under a law it is taxable the year it is found. >> jim lang is the host of the dating game has died. >> welcome once again to "the dating game." we have our three eligible bachelors. here
and the september 11th terror attacks. reports today a fbi source was in contact with osama bin laden back in 1993. that mole apparently learned that bin laden was looking to finance terror attacks in this country even then. the feds contact apparently helped prevent another attack in los angeles in the mid 1990s. >>> a baby born in a new york minute. a tv crew capturing the special delivery on a manhattan sidewalk. the mother says she was trying to hail a cab to get to the hospital but her baby just didn't wait. linda schmidt with our fox affiliate has the story. >> oh, she is precious. >> reporter: the last time that i saw little ila and her mom and dad was on third avenue yesterday. polymccourt had gone into labor, and her doorman was trying to hail her a cab to get to lennox hill hospital. >> he was trying desperately to hail a cab. a lady walked out in front and hailed a cab and got into it. i went no, that's my cab. i want that cab! but poly's labor was so fast she didn't have time to get into that cab. so she sat right down on third avenue and 68th street, her door man propped up her back t
. and he blamed the fbi. and later in may of 2013, in november of 2012. >> there is no consequence. >> none. >> james clapper lied to senator biden in the u.s. senate and there is nothing on that. do you know what happens if you lie in traffic court? can you get in trouble. you can go up on capitol hill. senator, nice to see you, sir. >> thank you. okay, we want to hash it out. president george w. bush is in the news tonight. politico tweeting former president george w. bush to make his formal debut as an artist this spring. president bush takes painting lessons once a week and portfolio already includes pets, landscapes and a jay leno portrait. president bush's paintings will go on display in april at the bush presidential library in dallas. and an embarrassing moment for two world leaders, netanyahu actually gives german chancellor stash. of course the unfortunate photo was not intentional, it happened when the israeli prime minister pointed across the stage casting a shadow across angela merkel's face. use #greta on all your tweets and posts. straight ahead you can imagine anything costi
legal rights? >> he shook up the world or was it the mom? >> new information that the fbi thought one of the most famous fights in history might have been fixed? we will hear from boxing legend, don king live. >> hello. i'm john berman. >> i'm michaela pereira. good morning out west. it is 8:00 a.m. out there. >>> happening now, a passenger terminal at the port of miami is being evacuated due to a bag of unknown substance. evacuation is affecting terminal "b" and a norwegian ship. they are out working on this. >> also, at this hour, we're awaiting a big decision by arizona governor, jan brewer, on the controversial ledgereligiou freedom bill. they include american, delta airlines, marriott and at&t. sources are telling us that brewer is very likely to veto it. it would allow businesses to turn away customers on religious grounds. critics say it is designed to discriminate against gays. >> talk about an arctic blast. temperatures have been below zero in parts of the midwest with windchills reaching 30 below. 15-25 degrees lower than normal across the midwest and 10-20 below average her
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down to the fbi and gets, you know, some of the latest -- what the latest threats are on terrorism and so on. some of the biggest cases that they have going. so it is a pretty long day that he has. and as you said there's been a lot of speculation as to how long he was going to stay in the job. he says that he wasn't intending to serve all two terms of president obama. he told us in an interview in november that he expected to stay well into this year in the office. so there's a lot of speculation that perhaps later this summer we might find out of his plans to leave. but he does say he loves his job. it's the best job he's ever had. and he's defied a lot of skeptic who is thought he wouldn't last this long. >> and he's in the news, evan, almost every day. over the last few weeks alone on the issue of marijuana in states saying the federal government will not impose federal laws in states that have legalized marijuana. just this week on issues particularly concerning gay rights he said the state attorney general should not have to defend laws that they do not feel are constitutiona
of breath. he excused himself of the meeting, went next door to his regular office. and that's when his fbi security detail insisted that he go to the hospital. they called an ambulance. he was taken by ambulance to washington medstar hospital. i'm told by someone who was there that he was joking with some of the emts as he was being rushed to the hospital. and he is now in the hospital. he's resting comfortably. he's joking, talking to his doctors. so it appears whatever it was he's now in good shape. right now we don't know exactly what caused this, just that he complained of some faintness and some shortness of breath. >> and he's generally was regarded as pretty good condition, not overweight, tall and seemed to be just fine. so let's hope it's nothing serious. and you'll continue to monitor it for us. update us, evan, when you get more information. let's hope he's out of the hospital fairly soon. >>> other news including new information that's now surfacing about the new jersey so-called bridgegate scandal. documents have just been released revealing conversations between a former top
. it is going way back, but it was such an unusual sting operation on the part of the fbi. in the mindsmained of some of the content creators out here in the entertainment industry. host: one of those individuals, an estimated 6000 --is former senator chris dodd. he gets to vote on best picture. he is the head of the motion picture association of america. he is paid $3.3 million a year. what is his main job? guest: he is the head of the trade association. for the motion picture business. the mpaa. in that role, he is the chief lobbyist for the entertainment business. the biggest issue facing the industry right now is piracy. the stealing of content, online piracy. this has been hugely vexing for the industry. it essentially hits them -- pits them against silicon valley. the entertainment business is not pursuing any legislation. what they are pursuing is to try to get some agreement with the googles of the world to do more to fight piracy. and, so that is essentially a standoff for a couple of years. host: we are talking with ted johnson, senior editor for "variety." on hillary clinton, shoul
across 48 years of directorship of the fbi and a man known to have a penchant for secrecy did not squirrel away a total of 33,000 pages of secret files. scholar also cautioned us about the actual volume of records that will become public after march 26th. >> i will believe what's released, i think, when you see what's released. because there are all kinds of technical categories of release. for example, a document is released even if -- it's considered released even if one line of it is unredacted and the rest remains blacked out. >> reporter: one interesting fact here, both former president clinton and the incumbent, president barack obama, had to sign off on the release of those 20-25,000 pages that are going to become public sometime after march 26th, martha. martha: well, folks would be interested in this even if there wasn't the possibility of hillary clinton running for president, but now that there is, they will have an even more interest in, take an interest in seeing those. james, thank you very much. >> reporter: thank you. ♪ bill: there are new questions being rai
: writes now new information, the fbi joining the search for missing toddler in mississippi. her family says he realized the two-year-old girl was gone saturday afternoon. plaintiff may have asked to call the number you just saw on your screen there. also want the so-called murder trial. accusing the car bombing death of her former husband. today his daughter expected to be back on a stand for cross examination. and a deal break in southeastern california. for inmates escaped the jail after overpowering guards. the state's national guard now helping out in the manhunt. jon: all kind of developments in the ukraine crisis. the new prime minister insisting crimea most remain a part of ukraine. they have plans to discuss the civil war. defusing the growing issues over the takeover of crimea. nato take taking the issue direy with russia. meantime russia test fires a ballistic missile as international team of military observers heads to crimea. joining us with thoughts. fox news military analyst. what a situation. how big of a deal is that? >> john, what is interesting about that is they thou
in the current issue of "foreign ," that goes over some of the other failed projects. the fbi wasted hundreds of millions of dollars on their computer systems. the contracting system is broken. caller is right in that the obama administration did delay everything until after the 2012 election, not just software projects, but anything coming out of the federal government was grounded to a halt as they were justifiably worried that the republicans would seize on anything to try to be the president over the head. they slowcal reasons, things down. that does not answer the question as to why after the 2012 election they did not move on a more accelerated basis to try to get this thing going. when it was clear that it needed to be delayed and needed beta testing, they should have delayed it. i heard from someone in the white house that they could have delayed it. i could have allowed the navigators and other parts of health care enrollment to move forward, but delay the websites for a couple of months until it was ready. failure to do that is inexplicable. one part i would disagree with the caller
the fbi for the talking points. they said that was inaccurate. what do you know about him and why this situation? >> it's a great question. i know him and he's great. and i know katherine, and her reporting is always on the mark. what katherine's reporting, as you pointed out, there are serious process problems in cranking these talking points up for the white house. i think the issue, the real issue here is that cia decided to write the talking points. we never did that. we could have a good day in the oval and steve would call us up and say that was a great briefing, that's on the front burner. we will asked questions about it, get it right, write the talking points. and we said no, talking points of that nature, that's political speak. you write that. >> and i understand you weren't there, but it was inaccurate. that's the problem. the secretary of defense had a different opinion at the time. and the military and mr. hicks in the eye of the storm never staid it was a video. and with the power of the cia behind him, it makes everybody in the cia look bad. >>, for example, who di
in the newspaper. was heads of the fbi, cia, counterterrorism. she did not understand why it was in the newspaper but none of those people knew about the threat. the last thing i have to say, i viewed c-span is/\ neutral. but there was a headline on your website referring to michele troll getsretiring goaded." said that kerry russian intervention would be a mistake. he says any declaration from this of menstruation carries a weight of a feather. better than nothing, better still would be backing these words with the flotilla and the black sea. after the united states was leading europe to counter russian pressure and make up for its punishments until the ukraine is on a firm footing. you agree with that assessment? the weight of this administration carries the weight of the feather? caller: yes, i do. mr. putin will do what he wants to do. he will do that. pretty much anything is going to do what they want to do. china, whoever. not much we can do right now. we are so wounded right now with the current president. he much the rest of the government. especially the senate right now. referringclip y
to the world markets. so the economic aspects of this whether it's the new silk road, whether it's the fbi, whether it's promoting afghan businesses is something better think americans will continue to be interested in as part of this future relationship. and, finally, saw but i don't think that needs to be much detail but that's to keep focus on counter extremism but not just counterterrorism, extremism. afghanistan is still an important part of the area as well. so the region, economic issues, counter extremism, the foundations for future relationship in afghanistan and the united states. once again i thank the organizers of this to give me this opportunity and i look forward to the rest of the panel and your comments and questions. >> thank you. clare. >> thank you. and i would like to start also by thanking the organizers for all that they do on afghanistan, the region, and for this timely discussion. i've been asked to focus my remarks on governance and i would like to look back over the last decade, and draw a few lessons. shortly after the tragedy of 9/11, a few miles from here, a f
committee is now asking attorney general eric holder why the f.b.i. probe into the former c.i.a. director is still open after 16 months. some congressmen are suggesting that that investigation is being kept open so that petraeus doesn't speak about other issues like the benghazi terrorist attack. more on that as we get it. >>> also happening this morning, hundreds of parents and students are set to protest new york city mayor de blasio's recent move to close three high performing charter schools in new york city. last week the newly elected mayor announced these schools would be closed, leaving at least 600 kids without a place to learn. the protesters will follow him to the state's capitol today where he's pushing his plan to raise taxes on wealthy new yorkers to fund a universal prekindergarten program. >>> an injured bear is rescued at a california ski resort. this bear, you can see him right there. he was bleeding and wandering around the chair lift area. animal rescue animals worked with key patrols to did he tell him off the mountain and to a vet. he's expected to be just fine. glad
comes out, he comes out. he pays a court. fbi. and when we look at the freedom of information act, the state department, there's so many different intelligence agencies really trying to stop this guy. >> so remind us, about, and you explore this in the book, the it factor that stokely had. mike references a certain -- white folks are scared factor. there was a political it factor that he combined that other people didn't have. >> absolutely. one of the things i argue in the book is he's black power's rock star. and what i mean bhi that is not to diminish or dismiss, but a real, real appeal to stokely carmichael. you could see from the cover, this is an impossibly handsome man, hugely charismatic, and also funny. so he combined so many different aspects that people of the time don't have. and he's the original founder of the black panther party in lawrence county, alabama, starts out as a political party and he becomes honorary prime minister of that party, which has uie newton, bobby seal, so he's onto cover of magazines -- >> and the last 30 years of his life, talk about t. >> he
to keep law-abiding americans safe. according to the fbi, in 2012, 95 law-enforcement officers were killed in the line of duty incidents. and 52,901 officers were victims of line of duty assaults. 52,901. the new york times in 2012 observed, quote, as violent crime has decreased across the country, a disturbing trend has emerge. rising numbers of police officers being killed. in 2008, 41 officers were killed. 41. in 2009, 48 officers were killed. in 2010, 56 officers were killed. in 2011, 72 officers were killed and in 2012, 95 officers were killed. unfortunately, as byron york noted today the new york times has not reported on the controversial nomination of debo adegbile to head that doj civil rights division. it is out of respect for all of our nation's police officers that i rise to oppose mr. adegbile's nomination. under adegbile's leadership and supervision the naacp legal defense fund brazenly politicized the murder of a philadelphia police officer, officer daniel faulkner. on december 9th, 1981, 25-year-old officer faulkner was murdered by wesley cook who is widely known as mamia a
, the cia, the fbi, security experts, airline companies, boeing, the flight attendants and pilots' union. now the results are out and nobody is moving on it. >> let's get this done. you want this second barrier. how much would it cost? >> the secondary barrier that united all right installed cost $3500. the airlines spend over a million on other things. it's not a cost. i met with safety and security guys with united and he said it's not cost. it's not the weight. it's simply that it has not been mandated and th mandated and that they're following tsa procedures. but just a short time ago they wanted to reintroduce knives on airplanes. this is who we're taking the lead from? we need to have it mandated. i went to my congressman. also went to my senator in pennsylvania. i am proud of my pennsylvania delegates because they are standing up to safety and security. there is is a bill in the house and senate. >> yeah. how can we help you? >> call their congressmen and senator. they have to hear from the american people. minimum safety regulations and rules and procedures. it's just not accepta
with the vision. >> reporter: in fact, it's based on a real american hustle, an fbi sting called abscam that engulfed congress in 1980. >> the biggest political scandal to hit washington since watergate. >> reporter: and it was the first made-for-tv scandal re new jersey, and of course, here in washington, d.c., where two congressmen, frank thompson and john murphy, were caught on tape taking bribes in this very house, a house that the fbi was renting from an unsuspecting "washington post" reporter. the tapes produced memorable moments, including congressman ozzie myers uttering these infamous words -- >> money talks in this business, and bull [ bleep ] talks. it's the same way in washington." >> reporter: to this day, myers says he and other lawmakers were entrapped by the fbi. >> no one was ever predisposed to any kind of criminal activity. >> reporter: the u.s. attorney in new jersey during abscam who worked on the case sort of agrees, calling the operation unsavory. >> the politicians disgraced themselves by going before the camera, but the justice department disgraced itself as wel
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